g15 cs ?

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g15 cs ?

Postby andy johnson » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:38 pm

hi , would any kind person have any photos of a correct g15cs mk2 (1965) , id like to compare to a bike i may buy and would like to be sure its correct etc .
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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:37 pm


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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby ajscomboman » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm

All good stuff Rob, however it doesn't show any G15 CS models.

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Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:22 pm

ajscomboman wrote:All good stuff Rob, however it doesn't show any G15 CS models.

They were a bit mean with literature late 60's Rob, its in this one. http://archives.jampot.dk/promotional/S ... _flyer.pdf
There's also a 1966 G15CS flyer in the archives. PLus USA versions. ( I think ) not checked.

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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby ajscomboman » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:09 pm

Rob Harknett wrote:
ajscomboman wrote:All good stuff Rob, however it doesn't show any G15 CS models.

They were a bit mean with literature late 60's Rob, its in this one. http://archives.jampot.dk/promotional/S ... _flyer.pdf
There's also a 1966 G15CS flyer in the archives. PLus USA versions. ( I think ) not checked.


They certainly were a tight company, but no the CS isn't in the flyer either.

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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:28 pm

ajscomboman wrote:
Rob Harknett wrote:
ajscomboman wrote:All good stuff Rob, however it doesn't show any G15 CS models.

They were a bit mean with literature late 60's Rob, its in this one. http://archives.jampot.dk/promotional/S ... _flyer.pdf
There's also a 1966 G15CS flyer in the archives. PLus USA versions. ( I think ) not checked.


They certainly were a tight company, but no the CS isn't in the flyer either.

Opps its G45 CS
I think I discovered why no 65 G15 CS Rob Glass guide says April 1967 G15CS introduced, Oct 1967 G15 CS discontinued.
USA versions.
http://archives.jampot.dk/promotional/S ... eaflet.pdf
http://archives.jampot.dk/promotional/S ... ochure.pdf

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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby JEAN-NOEL » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:24 am

Oups ! The sale leaflet states " The famous Teledraulic forks..."

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Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:20 pm

JEAN-NOEL wrote:Oups ! The sale leaflet states " The famous Teledraulic forks..."

But they do not claim they are there's Jean-Noel

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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby mdt-son » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:04 pm

JEAN-NOEL wrote:Oups ! The sale leaflet states " The famous Teledraulic forks..."


And that's correct in this case even if sliders are Norton Roadholder items. For 1964-65 (and maybe first half of 1966) the fork internals were adopted from the G80CS. Thus the G15CS sported Roadholder forks with Teledraulic internals and special external springs. The reason for this was that Teledraulic forks offer superior two-way damping, which the Roadholder doesn't. For scrambling use the 1965 spec is clearly better than the 1967 spec.

However, by 1967 the G15CS had lost its competitive edge and was soon to be replaced by the P11 (which was fitted with "true" Teledraulic forks). N-V-Matchless made the G15CS into a street scrambler - there was no need for costly fork internals anymore.

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Re: g15 cs ?

Postby mdt-son » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:19 pm

andy johnson wrote:hi , would any kind person have any photos of a correct g15cs mk2 (1965) , id like to compare to a bike i may buy and would like to be sure its correct etc .
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I wonder if the OP took a reading off the motor stamping? Early G15P/Mk2 were stamped like this. The initial batches of G15 were all scramblers starting Sept. 1963, and only a few engines were diverted to create the G15 roadster early 1964, hence the additional stamping of the engine. I doubt this kind of stamping was in practice by 1965, maybe it's a 1964 model first registered in '65. The OP should take a reading of the frame number and have that number verified by the club's factory records. I bet we are talking of an early (1964) G15Mk2 here, unless a previous owner has swapped the frame.

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